Fortunately, for many businesses, they leave the hiring to Human Resources, which may be responsible for designing and creating job descriptions. These professionals have the training and expertise to design job descriptions, which are essential to hiring processes and often used to protect the company when it comes down to legal issues. If you don’t have the luxury of an HR department, learn more about why you need job descriptions and how invaluable they can be to your small company. … Read More >>
In April 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (or DOL) finally put out an FMLA guide dedicated to employers. It was designed to be a companion guide to the 2012 issue that helped employees understand the Family & Medical Leave Act and their rights under it. According to the DOL, this guide is designed to give you essential information about the FMLA, along with your obligations and options for providing leave within the laws. This guide does a few things really well, and a few things not so well. So let’s take a look at the changes and clarifications they’ve issued this year. … Read More >>
2015 is winding down and your year-end to-do list is getting longer and longer and longer. It can be easy to overlook your employee handbook in the midst of all of the other craziness going on. But it’s important that you take a few minutes and read and review it to make sure you aren’t leaving yourself open to legal issues that could cause bigger headaches in the new year.
So let’s take a quick look at what you need to do to update your employee handbook for 2016 and the changes that are coming.
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This is a question that I get asked a lot. Many businesses already have an HR Professional or even an HR Department in-house, so they don’t see or understand the benefits of outsourcing some of their HR tasks onto outsourced professionals. So in this article, I’m going to take a look at a few of the ways that your business can benefit from using outside help to keep your human resources on track.